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Dietetics Track: Admission Requirements and Progression

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The following are the requirements to enter the Dietetics and Culinary Dietetic tracks:

Entering Freshman

  • Beginning with fall 2015: minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and SAT of 1000 or greater

Transfer Students

  • Completion of two of the following sciences prior to admission to IUP: CHEM 101 or 111, CHEM 102 or 112, BIOL 105, BIOL 241, BIOL 155

Change of Major

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Grade of "C" or higher in all of the following: FDNT 110, FDNT 150, FDNT 151, CHEM 101 or 111, CHEM 102 or 112
  • Students who wish to major in the Dietetics track, but do not meet these requirements, may be admitted to the Nutrition Track and change their major to the Dietetics Track when the conditions listed above are met.

Dietetics and Culinary Dietetics Tracks Academic Progression and Graduation Policy:

  1. In order for students to enroll in and remain in the Dietetics or Culinary Dietetics track, the following policies apply:
    1. Students who enter the department after July 1, 2012, must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    2. Monitoring will occur annually at the end of the spring semester.
  2. To progress through coursework, students must achieve a C or higher in the prerequisite courses (or a pre-approved equivalent). Details can be found in the FDNT Undergraduate Student Handbook
  3. Students must a achieve a grade C or higher in all FDNT courses, all sciences, and all courses that meet the Core Knowledge and Competencies as defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Please see FDNT Undergraduate Student Handbook for more details.
  4. Students in the Dietetics or Culinary Dietetics track may repeat ONE required course, ONE time only with the prefixes FDNT, CHEM, BIOL, or MATH in which they have earned a grade of D or F. Students who earn a D or F in a second of these courses may NOT remain in the Dietetics or Culinary Dietetics track, but may enroll in the Nutrition Track; earning a grade of C or better by repeating the course is still required. This policy applies to all students who enter the department after July 1, 2012.
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  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
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